Dr. Douglas Smego, MD

Dr. Douglas Smego, MD

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Cardiothoracic Surgery  |  
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66 y/o

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Dr. Douglas Smego, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery doctor who practices in Chicago, IL. He is 66 years old and has been practicing for 40 years. Dr. Smego is affiliated with John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital and Rush University Medical Center.

University Cardiovascular Surgeons

1725 W Harrison St Ste 1156

Chicago, IL 60612
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Accepted insurance

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Care Philosophy

I like to use visual aids. And I think that pictures and photographs and drawings are an incredible way to teach people and answer their questions. Most people seem to be visual learners - that is, they want to see, they want to understand. And if you show them, say, what a heart valve is, or what the thoracic aorta is, and then take them through a series of steps of what you're going to do to repair, or fix, or replace this diseased organ or part, they understand. And here, understanding and knowledge is what takes away the fear.
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Dr. Smego's Experience

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Dr. Smego's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Board certified in General Surgery and Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Disease
  • Lung Cancer
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Pleural Neoplasm, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
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Procedures

  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Surgery
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Maze Procedure
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Thoracentesis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Umdnj--New Jersey Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1977
  • Ny Hospital Cornell Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1978
  • Ny Hospital Cornell Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1982
  • Montefiore Einstein University Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • University Louisville School Med
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1983

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Smego has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Smego accepts 5 insurance carriers
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health America PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

Hospitals where Dr. Smego has admitting privileges

Rush University Medical Center
1653 W Congress Pkwy
Chicago, IL 60612
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John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital
1969 W Ogden Ave
Chicago, IL 60612
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